Weekend of Wild Fires in Ireland

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have stated that since last Friday there have been fifteen wild fires recorded across seven Irish counties. The wild fires were reported from Mayo, Louth, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Donegal and Waterford. It has been stated by the IWT that eight out of the fifteen wild fires were reportedly from areas … Continue reading Weekend of Wild Fires in Ireland

Over 100 animals have died in Dublin Zoo in the last two years

Inventory records of one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions show that 109 animals perished in the zoo between 2014 and 2016. A significant number of these animals are reported to be of critically endangered species. Some of these endangered species included a southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum), Rothschild giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis), Humboldt … Continue reading Over 100 animals have died in Dublin Zoo in the last two years

Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland (WDAI) have stated that a fawn (an unborn deer) was discovered on a public pathway in Killarney National Park on St. Patrick's Day, in addition to the offal (internal organs of deer/wastage). Since the unfortunate discovery, the remains have been professionally discarded from the National Park. Killarney National Park has … Continue reading Dead Fawn & Offal in Killarney National Park linked to Deer Culling

Confirmed: 80-year-old oak trees were illegally felled

An investigation carried out by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has concluded that 9 oak trees, all between 60 and 80 years old have been felled illegally. The illegal felling occurred at the Lady Georgina Forbes’ Castleforbes Estate on the Shannon River in Co. Longford in 2015 despite the requested prohibition of the felling … Continue reading Confirmed: 80-year-old oak trees were illegally felled

EFSA talks of mass vaccination to eradicate Bluetongue in Europe

Experts from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have completed extensive testing on the control measures currently used for Bluetongue in all European Member State families. Bluetongue is a viral disease that infects ruminants across Europe such as Goats, Cattle, Deer, Sheep, etc. It is a vector-borne disease that is transmitted through the bites from … Continue reading EFSA talks of mass vaccination to eradicate Bluetongue in Europe

Hedge-cutting and upland burning prohibited until September 2017

Hedgerow cutting as well as upland burning (slash & burn) remains prohibited until September 1st 2017 after proposals to reduce the prohibited timeframe was put forward earlier this year. The ban was put in place during breeding seasons for bird species that are known to inhabit hedgerow habitats - often the majority of these species … Continue reading Hedge-cutting and upland burning prohibited until September 2017

Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) have selected their wildlife management experts and have begun culling Deer in the Killarney National Park.   The NPWS have anticipated that approximately 80 Deer will be culled during this project which will end in late March this year.  The NPWS aims to cull around 80% of females … Continue reading Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

This site is of significant importance to Ireland's biodiversity as it is home to a large range of rare plant species, trout and ancient tree species. Additionally, as it is located on a floodplain, it is a very rare type of woodland setting in Ireland. The Reserves and Engagement Officer for the Native Woodland Trust, Rebecca … Continue reading Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

Bayer and Syngenta endanger our Irish Bees & battle EU courts again

Bayer and Syngenta are back in the EU courts once again in an attempt to have the EC neo-nicotinoid ban overturned. The pharma and agri-chemical giants are arrogantly defending themselves for their use of these chemicals on the environment. In addition, the solicitor representing Bayer in the courts, Kristina Nordlander, stated that "there is no … Continue reading Bayer and Syngenta endanger our Irish Bees & battle EU courts again

Rivers in Co. Clare closed to Salmon fishing for another year

Across the country this year, 73 Rivers will be open to Salmon fishing, as approved by Séan Kyne, the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. However, none of the rivers in which this is permitted will be located within the Clare county this year. The Minister has agreed to … Continue reading Rivers in Co. Clare closed to Salmon fishing for another year